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Best Buy tests in-home service

Store Front Talk Back - Tue, 2016-06-28 08:33

Best Buy is piloting a program that sends Geek Squad agents to customers' homes to consult on tech needs. The test business is one of several programs the electronics retailer is launching this year to grow sales and loyalty.

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Meyer Jabara Hotels Taps Local Talent To Transform Cambria Hotel & Suites Pittsburgh-Downtown

Hotel Interactive - Tue, 2016-06-28 07:24
DANBURY, CT—Meyer Jabara Hotels (MJH) is reinvigorating the Pittsburgh Uptown neighborhood by investing $3 million in property renovations and hiring top local ...

The Hotel Group Welcomes Two New Executive Team Members

Hotel Interactive - Tue, 2016-06-28 07:23
EDMONDS, WA—The Hotel Group (THG) is proud to welcome Eric McCarthy as Vice President of Hotel Accounting and Don Haggerty as Vice ...

GE sells off restaurant assets of lending arm in massive 3-way deal

FastCasual.com - Tue, 2016-06-28 07:19
GE Capital U.S. is selling the bulk of its restaurant financing assets, which are worth about $1.4 billion.

Ford touts F-150's superiority in new campaign

AutoNews - Tue, 2016-06-28 01:01
In a new campaign, Ford is touting 10 reasons that the F-150 is superior to its competitors.
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Lincoln to provide free pickup, delivery for service vehicles

AutoNews - Tue, 2016-06-28 01:01
Lincoln, in a bid to stand out among larger luxury brands, will provide free pickup and delivery of service vehicles to new owners starting with 2017 models.
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viral vids 6/28

AutoNews - Tue, 2016-06-28 01:01
In a new campaign, Ford is touting 10 reasons that the F-150 is superior to its competitors.
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Hilton Worldwide Hits Major Milestone With The Opening Of Property In Indianapolis

Hotel Interactive - Mon, 2016-06-27 21:14
MCLEAN, VA—Homewood Suites by Hilton, part of Hilton Worldwide's industry-first All Suites portfolio, announced today its newest property, Homewood Suites by Hilton ...

PHG Announces Pasea Hotel Opening & Acquisition Of Two New AC Hotels By Marriott

Hotel Interactive - Mon, 2016-06-27 21:07
IRVINE, CA—PHG Hotel Fund I, LLC, an affiliate of Pacific Hospitality Group (PHG), has announced the purchase of AC Hotel Phoenix Tempe/Downtown ...

Ford's Indonesian dealers demand compensation after abrupt withdrawal

AutoNews - Mon, 2016-06-27 17:13
Ford's dealers in Indonesia are demanding around $75 million in compensation after the U.S. carmaker announced in January it would close all operations in Southeast Asia's biggest economy.
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Arby's Acquires 19 Restaurants from Tennessee Franchisee

QSR Magazine - Mon, 2016-06-27 17:09
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Arby’s Restaurant Group Inc. (ARG), parent company of the franchisor of the Arby’s brand, has announced the acquisition of all 19 Arby’s restaurants in the Knoxville, Tennessee, area previously operated by Arby’s franchisee T.G.J. & Co. Inc.

Chains: Arby's

U.S. June sales expected to rise, but slower demand, higher incentives concern analysts

AutoNews - Mon, 2016-06-27 16:17
Halfway through 2016, U.S. new-vehicle sales remain on pace to set a second consecutive annual record, but analysts say they're concerned about slowing retail demand and rising incentives.
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Who You Gonna Call? Papa John's

QSR Magazine - Mon, 2016-06-27 16:10
Image Caption: Image Credit: Papa John's debuts special 'Ghostbusters' promo. Exclusive Brief: 0

Papa John's International teamed up with Sony Pictures on the reboot of the iconic film, Ghostbusters. In addition to Papa John's pizza making a tasty cameo at a vacant Chinese restaurant serving as Ghostbusters headquarters, the brand is offering an XL Dual Layer Pepperoni pizza for only $12 delivered in a Ghostbusters–themed pizza box featuring "honorary" Ghostbuster Papa John, alongside the ECTO-1.

Chains: Papa John's

Are restaurant results predicting a recession?

Nation's Restaurant News - Mon, 2016-06-27 16:03
Blog: Weak chain sales could herald a downturn, but the evidence is unclear

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Whataburger Brings Back Fan Favorite Sweet & Spicy Bacon Burger

QSR Magazine - Mon, 2016-06-27 16:01
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Whataburger’s Sweet & Spicy Bacon Burger, which was introduced last summer, returns to the menu today at 3 p.m. for a limited time. Proving opposites really do attract, the burger’s ideal balance of flavors had Whataburger fans craving the unique combination of sweet and spicy during last year’s launch.

The burger features two 100 percent beef patties, bacon, grilled onions, Monterey Jack, and American cheese and Whataburger’s Original Mustard—plus Whataburger’s Sweet & Spicy Pepper Sauce—all served on a five-inch toasted bun.

Chains: Whataburger

Billy Sims BBQ Ramps Up Kansas Expansion

QSR Magazine - Mon, 2016-06-27 15:52
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Billy Sims BBQ will open another Kansas–based restaurant in Newton, Kansas, on June 30. The 2,400-square-foot barbecue franchise will be located at 1414 North Main Street and will be open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.  It will be the third of at least five units planned to open in Kansas in 2016.  Billy Sims opened two locations in Chanute and Arkansas City earlier this year.

Chains: Billy Sims BBQ

Fired Pie receives investment from former Patina president

Nation's Restaurant News - Mon, 2016-06-27 15:49
Frederick Wolfe takes minority stake in fast-casual pizza chain Frederick Wolfe takes minority stake in fast-casual pizza chain

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